Breasts are integral part of Feminine beauty. A woman’s appearance is enhanced by well-shaped breasts which are also proportionate with the rest of the body. Pregnancy and lactation often changes the shape of the breasts making it loose or saggy. Women can only have their breasts corrected if they no longer develop spontaneously. As from 18 years onwards breast surgery can be carried out. Unfortunately, no amount of exercise, hormonal treatment or creams can have any noticeable effect on breasts either to uplift or increase its size.
Most women have a breast surgery done once they’ve had children, and this between 25 and 40 years. If you change your mind later, you will have to undergo a new operation.
Whether you’re looking to augment, lift or reduce your breasts, you’ll find that the advice of a skilled and caring surgeon makes all the difference. Many variables such as incision type, procedural approach, implant location, implant type, tissue characteristics and patient requests must all be considered in order obtain natural, beautiful results that are tailored to each individual patient.
There are different types of breast surgeries available today to cater to different needs of a women.
Enlarge Your Breast
Breast Augmentation (enlargement) is the most commonly performed surgical cosmetic procedure among patients to enlarge the breasts or increase the volume of breasts.
It helps in enhancing the size of breasts. Inadequate breast volume may lead to negative body image and low self-esteem. This effects the quality of life of person. This procedure is also done to restore contour when breast has been removed for cancer treatment surgically. The procedure is quick, safe and effective.
- The women who have flat chest or low volume breasts
- Those who want to enhance their breasts size
- Who are unhappy with breast size
- The patient needs to be healthy
- The women whose breasts are not fully developed
- Those who have realistic expectations
- Enhances self-image and self-confidence
- It helps in regaining and enhancing a woman’s figure
- Ability to wear new or different clothes
- Improves the appearance of breasts
- Gives youthful feeling
- The procedure takes around 60 to 90 minutes.
- The surgeon makes an incision in inconspicuous areas, then he lifts the breast tissues and implant is inserted either between breast tissue and chest muscle or behind the chest muscle. The incisions are then stitched and covered with dressing. A small drain is put which is removed on third day.
1) SILICON IMPLANT PLACEMENT:
This is most commonly used method for breast augmentation. Silicon implants are available in various sizes and a size appropriate to the person’s physique is chosen. Implant placement is done through infra-mammary incision, which remains well hidden.
2) FAT GRAFT MAMMOPLASTY:
Fat grafting had been employed as a method of breast augmentation as early as 1895 when Czerny first transplanted a lipoma from the back to the breast for a mastectomy patient. Fat grafting involves the harvest of donor adipose tissue, most commonly from the buttocks or lower abdomen, and transplanting it to the patient's breast tissue. Fat grafting is also useful as a primary technique for small-volume augmentations2 or reconstructions (i.e., postlumpectomy reconstruction).
- Anesthesia risks
- Implant leakage or rupture
- Chances of repeat surgery
Reduce Your Breast
Breast reduction is also known as reduction Mammoplasty. Large breasts not only make a woman feel embarrassed but also cause physical problems like neck and back pain, recurrent headaches, difficulty in finding well fitted clothes and limited ability to exercise.
The goal of breast reduction surgery is to reduce the size of your breasts and reshape them so that they are proportionate to the rest of your body and are no longer a source of physical discomfort. This commonly requested, predictable procedure has the dual benefits of improving your appearance while relieving the physical and emotional burden of overly large breasts.
Women who seek breast reduction often have had children, are overweight, have a predisposition for large, disproportionate breasts, or are sensitive to estrogen. Big breasts often run in a family, inherited from mothers and grandmothers. The ideal candidate for breast reduction are as follows:The ideal candidate for breast reduction are as follows:
- If your breasts are too large for your body frame and create neck, back, or shoulder pain
- If you have heavy breasts with nipples and areolas (pigmented skin surrounding the nipples) that point downward
- If one breast is much larger than the other
- If you are unhappy and self-conscious about the large appearance of your breasts
- Relieves the physical discomfort caused due to large breasts
- The results are long lasting, provided the patient maintains the weight
- Feels more comfortable
- Smaller, lighter and firmer breasts
- Reduces skin irritation
- Reduced or loss of nipple feeling
- Unfavorable scarring
- Blood clots
- Breast asymmetry
- Possibility of revision surgery
- Fluid accumulation
Uplift Your Breast
A breast lift, also known as Mastopexy, raises the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour.
Droopiness of the breast is a common legacy of motherhood, nursing and the force of gravity taking their toll, and the effect of pregnancy and a distension of the breasts with milk causes the fibrous bands which support the breasts in their youthful shape to break down and the skin to stretch.
With the subsequent shrinking the unsupported breasts settle into the stretched skin and gravity pulls them down. Putting on weight and then losing it can have the same effect. So too does the ageing process, which is why women dislike the appearance of their droopy breasts.
A breast lift can rejuvenate your figure with a breast profile that is more youthful and uplifted.
- Pregnancy, nursing, gravity, weight gain or loss, normal aging, and heredity have taken a toll on the shape of your breasts, resulting in sagging
- If your surgeon thinks that breast implants alone are unlikely to achieve the contour you desire
- If the tissue surrounding the nipple or areola has become stretched
- It improves the appearance of the breasts
- Boosts self-confidence and self-esteem
- It gives fullness and proper shape of breasts
- Improves quality of life
- Breast asymmetry
- Anesthesia risks
- Possibility of revisional surgery
- Fluid accumulation
- Breast contour and shape irregularities